Kelly Swindlehurst

2015 Swindlehurst

Assistant Professor of Special Education

BA, Smith College, M.Ed., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; PhD, University of Vermont
Email: kaswindlehurst@plymouth.edu

About Professor Swindlehurst

Dr. Kelly Swindlehurst came to Plymouth State after several years teaching in Vermont. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Swindlehurst worked with people with disabilities in school and non-school settings. At PSU she teaches the special education sequence, ensuring that young professionals enter the field of education ready to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Her current research focuses on how to best prepare classroom teachers to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Publications/Presentations

Papers

Swindlehurst, K., Shepherd, K., Salembier, G., & Hurley, S. (2015). Implementing Response to Intervention: Results of a survey of school principals. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 34(2), 9.

Swindlehurst, K.A., Shepherd, K., & Salembier, G. (2014). Promises and challenges of schoolwide implementation of response to instruction (RtI): Principals’ perspectives. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 1(11), 1-16.

Presentations

Swindlehurst, K. (2017, April 6). What is the Right Dose? The role of course work on Pre-Service Teacher Understanding and Skill. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

Swindlehurst, K. (2016, April 29). Blogging in Teacher Education: Can it impact pre-service teacher readiness and engagement? New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

Swindlehurst, K. (2015, April 29). Challenges in classroom teacher preparation: Does a dual certification address the problem? New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

Swindlehurst, K. and Shepherd, K. (2013, April 18). A Statewide Survey of Response to Instruction. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

Swindlehurst, K. and Salembier, G. (2013, April 18). The Impact of an Undergraduate Course on Pre-service Teacher Attitudes about Students with Disabilities. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

Swindlehurst, K. (2012, May 3). Levels of Implementation of the Response to Instruction Approach: A Statewide Perspective. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting.

 

Courses Taught

  • Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Classroom Applications in Inclusive Teaching
  • Core Competencies for Youth Development Professionals
  • Special Education Law